Marienplatz
Marienplatz
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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This prominent public square, the largest in Munich, still stands as the center of social activity in the city, much as it has throughout history.
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  • KimM750
    Exeter, United Kingdom306 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful square - clocktower a must see!
    Beautiful square, with watching the figures of the clock dance around is a must. Look out for the injured knight! Timings change for the movements, so check beforehand - summer was noon, 5pm and 6pm from memory. Many lovely churches to visit and stunning buildings to admire- just keep looking up to admire it all!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,241 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You're going to end up here anyway, so you might as well enjoy
    Centrally located in downtown Munich, this square is a wonderful pedestrian-only spot to take in the cultural landscape of this city. The town hall is brilliantly designed, although not as old as you would think by looking at the ornament. The buildings that dot the square offer lots of tourist friendly amenities, but you would do better price-wise to step away from the center of town to patronize cafes or souvenir stands that are a bit more remote but easier on your wallet.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • LizaGroenewald
    Orkney, South Africa152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice photo opportunities and beautiful lighting during sunset.
    What a surprise! We went for a walk and came upon this beautiful plaza. Nice photo opportunities and beautiful lighting during sunset. Well worth the little walk to the area. Just breath in the history!
    Visited August 2022
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Sebastian. C
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must to go
    We were in Munich two days. We stayed a hotel nearby the main train station. So it is walking distance to the old town. And this place is in side the old town, and it is a must to go. The architecture is amazing. All the details on the façade. We even google the story behind the creations, and it is fascinating to read the stories and seeing the old architecture at the same time. We highly recommend this.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Jaye H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The heart of Munich
    Be sure to go at 5:00 to see the clock tower come alive. Amazing to see. This is a beautiful square surrounded by great shops and restaurants. There is a subway station right in the square so an easy place to get to.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,060 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Historic Square
    This is a beautiful and historic square in the heart of the old city of Munich. A lot of things were destroying in WWII, but there are still some beautiful buildings and churches here. The Neu Rathaus and glockenspiel are great and you can eat at the Ratskeller for a kitschy, delicious Bavarian meal.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • truck2chief
    Floral Park, New York10,189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit location
    The Marienplatz is the huge town square with many large restaurants adjacent to the square. Our first morning after arrival and room not quite ready we took a walk here which is about 15 min from the downtown Hilton. There is nothing like a wurst and Hacker-Schoor for breakfast, lol. So the Hacker Schoor is located in the middle of the square, a great place for people watching and enjoying fine German beer. We also visited the Hofbrau house and the Ratskellar over our 5 days, and there wasn't one meal we didn't enjoy. The architecture is amazing within the square well worth the visit even if not partaking in Oktoberfest, which is why we were in the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Wrldadvent
    Toronto, Canada429 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit throughout the day
    Love the square. In the morning there are lovely cafes to watch the crowds roll in and out. A few times a day you can view the kukoo clock display from the New City Hall, which looks old and in the afternoon and evening there are often musicians playing with many listening
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Christopher Choo
    Beau Bassin - Rose Hill52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant Marienplatz to enhance your Munich experience
    It was my first trip to Munich and Marienplatz was a landmark that everyone recommended to me as it was not only located on the S-bahn intersection where I needed to change line to change for the U-bahn but I was agreeably surprised by the place's magical atmosphere at day or at night. It was always busy and full of possibilities. I went around when I had little to do and I found myself spending hours there just sitting and listening to people busking.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 9 October 2023
  • sp4301
    Medford, Oregon1,987 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The middle of it all
    Marienplatz is a beautiful and busy town square in the heart of Munich. It is easy to get to on the metro or by bike. Come see the glockenspiel (it’ll be crowded then) and don’t forget to got up in the tower or toy museum for a panoramic view.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
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WorldTravelerCO
Denver, CO943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Wonderful area in Munich an easy, 45 minute train ride from the airport. We enjoyed walking around admiring the architecture, people watching and ice cream!
Written 12 June 2024
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Charles
Corona De Tucson, AZ7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The architectures of the Rathaus and churches are very interesting. The statuary is amazing. It was very crowded with tourists but still worth a visit.
Written 6 June 2024
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada11,907 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is the epicentre of Munich. There are literally thousands of people milling about in it at any given time. It is a Must Do if you are visiting this city.
Written 30 May 2024
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natyva
Lima, Peru37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
When I see the place for first time I thought “It’s incredible!” , I’ve never seen a place like this into a town. I love Gothic
Written 20 May 2024
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye3,670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is the heart of Munich. You can come here enjoy the moment and environment . You can take lots of photos of both Mary and the historical building. There are lots of things to do around as well from shopping to food. Apple Store is close and lots of beer Halle around.
Written 14 May 2024
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The central square in the old town is full of medieval buildings. Interesting to visit, but personally I was expecting more..
Written 7 May 2024
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senglish0410
Milwaukee, WI187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
One of the best squares that we have seen. Lots of popular sights surrounding it and it's fun to just people watch. It's a lot quieter in the mornings and more bustling later in the day.
Written 3 May 2024
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Sivilay J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Marienplatz is one of our go to places to visit. We enjoy the local food markets near the square. Easy commute from Main Train Station on U-line. Of course anywhere you go in Germany, you will enjoy.
Written 26 April 2024
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Lisared F
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This city of architecture! Where ever you go you find a unique place . Even though they call them museums more it is more than that !
Written 25 April 2024
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Central square area of Munich. Worth seeing the architecture and seeing the clock tower on the hour. Be mindful of belongings though when standing or walking through the square.
Written 14 April 2024
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